Been chasing this decision for a while, and stumbled on a deal on Amazon last nite @ exactly my target budget $$'s of $199.99 with 1 left in stock, comes with a factory tabletop tripod, carrying case & free shipping, ordered it for delivery next week, along with the Park 1 torque wrench.
Then spent the difference in price from the Konus 20-60x80mm x's the 20-60x100mm and picked up a CameraLand Deal of the Day this morning on a Minox BF 10x42 BR rubber armored waterproof binocular, to replace the bigarsed heavy Bausch & Lomb 10x50's that my youngest keeps stealing everytime he walks in the house.
So the Toybox Makeover bucket list is down to just a few items left to shop for....just waiting for some more MailBox money to show up.
Remember Aesops Fables outcome of the "Scorpion & and the Frog's" crossing the river when they get to other side
TooTaToo...We have MET the Enemy...and He is US !!... Pogo
Those who fail to learn from History are doomed to repeat it...George Santayana